Thursday, April 5, 2012

Halo Happenings (April Edition)

Things are still really busy around here.  Like I said in a previous post we just got done celebrating Ella's 3rd birthday.  Amazing how fast time seems to go.  We are working like crazy on Bowling for Babies which is only a month away.  Yikes!  Busy giving more donations to the hospitals as well as sponsoring a water stop at Children's Baby Steps in June.  And also excited about an upcoming event with our friends at Sweet Dreams for Kids. Even got an article in MN Parent this past month.   Here is a break down of our Halo Happenings.

First up we are so excited about Bowling for Babies this year.  We have been receiving so many fun donations this year for our raffles and silent auction.  Another Disney Vacation Package, DQ Dilly Bars for a Year, and so much more.  So excited too about all of our awesome sponsors, Fishing for a Cure, Paradigm Reporting, River's Run and Ride Rally, Wedding Designs and Rentals, Foley & Mansfield, PLLP, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, LTD. and the Reyes Family.  Thank you so much to all of our sponsors.  If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating to our event, there is still time.  Email us at to get more information.  Also don't forget to get your tickets for May 12th.  Buy your bowling tickets here!

We are so excited about being sponsors again at the water stop for Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota's Baby Steps 3K.  We had so much fun last year and are looking forward to being there again this year to support a great event for past NICU families.  June 2nd will be here in no time and we can't wait to meet all of the families walking in this event.  Also we have been busy with our donations.  40 more welcome bags went to Amplatz Children's Hospital last night.  So far in 2012 we have donated over 340 Welcome Bags, 785 books, 175 blankets to NICUs just this year.  I think you can say 2012 is off to a great start.


We are excited about another event we are partnering with our friends at Sweet Dreams for Kids.  Sweet Dreams for Kids is another small nonprofit that donates pajamas to sick kids in the hospital.  On April 27-29th at Freeziac's Maple Grove and Plymouth locations, you can go in to their stores and say the code word "KIDS" and get a discount off your purchase with some of proceeds being split between Sweet Dreams for Kids and Ella's Halo.  Come in and get frozen yogurt and help kids at the same time.  It is a win win.  Watch for more details about this event in the next couple of weeks.

Finally, this month I was featured in MN Parent magazine.  They did a great story about our experience with Ella and Ella's Halo.  Don't forget to check it out here or grab yourself a copy!


Cherry Blossoms said...

What a sweet article and a special honor for you guys!

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